Calendar of Events


We have many events throughout the year here at Hill Close Gardens.

Click here for List of all 2020 events.


Grow and Explore Drop in

Where young children are introduced to playing and learning outdoors including activities such as exploring the Children’s Garden and the other plots, being creative through Read More…

Tai Chi Qigong Together

Session 1 – 18th June We are delighted to announce our latest initiative in partnership with Hatton Tai Chi Qigong, that started with our very Read More…

Tai Chi Qigong Together

Session 2 – 25th June In the the second of our series of Tai Chi Together virtual sessions. Julia Mitchell takes us through a range Read More…

Tai Chi Qigong Together for Children and Families

Session 3 – 2nd July This week’s session is especially for children and families (although anyone can join in).  During these stressful times Tai Chi Read More…

Family Fun session on Thursday 24th September

Welcome back to Hill Close Gardens to all our children and families Join us for the story of Mrs Noah’s Garden and other tales as we gather in Read More…

Apple Day October 11

Sunday October 11th, 11am-5pm, scaled down to allow social distancing. Click here for details, and check website for any later changes.

Education Events


Our team of volunteers and staff are here to give the children and families in our local community the best experiences in our beautiful and historic gardens.  Here young children are introduced to playing and learning outdoors including activities such as exploring the Children’s Garden and the other plots, being creative through natural arts and crafts. Families will enjoy digging and planting, water play and for some, most importantly, jumping in muddy puddles is the best fun you can have so wellies and waterproofs are always required!

Children and families can learn about the stories and history, the flowers and the plants. They can see the implements that have been used here since Victorian times and find a magical Secret Garden to explore.

Contact details here
educationofficer@hcgt.org.uk
Telephone 01926 493339

 

 


Children


Family Workshops

We hold special events throughout the year like the Teddy Bears’ Picnic, Bug Hunts, Apple Day, Christmas Workshops and many more.

National Childrens Gardening Week

National Childrens Gardening Week celebrates the fun that gardens hold for children and is held every year. Parents, grandparents and children can find ideas here Read More…

Children’s Garden

Throughout the year children can experience the changing seasons and, through planned activities, learning about life in the gardens. There can be no better experience Read More…

Our work with primary schools, nurseries, pre-scho ...

We design education programmes and activities for pre-school, nurseries and primary aged children, tailor made to meet your curriculum requirements. We cover the changing seasons, Read More…

Grow and Explore Drop in

Where young children are introduced to playing and learning outdoors including activities such as exploring the Children’s Garden and the other plots, being creative through Read More…

Story Time – now live every Monday from Hill ...

Follow Isabella’s garden journey every Monday at 2pm bringing the world of planting, growing and nurturing through the magic of stories. Bringing the gardens to Read More…

Tai Chi Qigong Together

Session 1 – 18th June We are delighted to announce our latest initiative in partnership with Hatton Tai Chi Qigong, that started with our very Read More…

Isabella’s Garden – activities and vid ...

Monday 11th May – This is the Soil This week we explored the soil and how to plant our seeds.  Isabella is helping us to Read More…

Monday 22 June – These are the Flowers

In Isabella’s Garden this week we are looking at flowers. Click on the image below to hear Kate’s StoryTree tell  you about our latest adventure Read More…

Tai Chi Qigong Together

Session 2 – 25th June In the the second of our series of Tai Chi Together virtual sessions. Julia Mitchell takes us through a range Read More…

Story Time Monday 29 June

This is the Chick in Isabella’s Garden Hurray, Hurray. Rosie the hen has laid as egg and at last her egg is hatching. But no, Read More…

Tai Chi Qigong Together for Children and Families

Session 3 – 2nd July This week’s session is especially for children and families (although anyone can join in).  During these stressful times Tai Chi Read More…

Story time Monday 6th July

This is the Tree in Isabella’s Garden I planted, planted, planted. And at first nothing changed … but slowly, slowly shoots of green began to Read More…

Story time Monday 13 July

These are the leaves in Isabella’s Garden The leaf is one of the most important parts of a  plant . Leaves produce food for the plant Read More…

Family Fun session on Thursday 24th September

Welcome back to Hill Close Gardens to all our children and families Join us for the story of Mrs Noah’s Garden and other tales as we gather in Read More…

Feed hedgehogs in your own DIY Cafe

Hedgehogs are small creatures with big appetites! Feed the hungry hogs in your garden to help them build the energy they need when raising hoglets, Read More…

Story time with Kate – Monday 20th July

These are the Bugs in Isabella’s Garden This week we join Isabella on her garden journey again. We will be hearing about the bugs that Read More…